PREQUALIFICATION NOTICE FOR BIDDERS/CONTRACTORS – CONSTRUCTION OF MWANZA SEWER CONNECTION UPGRADE WORK KFW Procurement No.PN33326 ;MWAUWASA Procurement No.AE/042/2023-2024/W/43

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MWANZA URBAN WATER AND SANITATION AUTHORITY

Financial Cooperation between the East African Community (EAC) and the Federal

Republic of Germany

Invitation for Prequalification of Bidders / Contractors

Date:                                                   08/03/2024

Project Name:                                     Mwanza Sewer Connection Upgrade

Employer:                                           Mwanza Urban Water and Sanitation Authority (MWAUWASA) Loan:   German Financial Cooperation. BMZ Project No. 201568211 /

302000362 / 201967207   KfW Project No. 36959

KfW Procurement No.:                       510734

MWAUWASA Procurement No.:        AE/042/2023-2024/W/43

Package Name:                                  High Priority Investments within Lake Victoria Basin Integrated

Water Resources Management Programme

Deadline for Submission of Application: 08/04/2024, 10:00 a.m. Tanzanian Local Time

1. This Invitation for Prequalification follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared on the website of Germany Trade and Invest GmbH (GTAI) on 08/03/2024. This contract will be jointly financed by the Federal Republic of Germany through KfW.

2.  The prequalification and the bidding processes are for International Competitive Bidding (ICB), and will be governed by Tanzanian National Laws and Regulations and the eligibility rules and procurement guidelines of KfW, as defined in the KfW Guidelines for the Procurement of Consulting Services, Works, Plant, Goods and Non-Consulting Services in Financial Cooperation with Partner Countries, Document version January 2019, 2. Update as of November 2023, as available on their website, https://www.kfw-entwicklungsbank.de/PDF/Download-Center/PDF-Dokumente- Richtlinien/FZ-Vergaberichtlinien-V-2021-EN.pdf. Properly executed Declarations of Undertaking shall be duly signed and submitted by all partners of the Applicant together with their Application.

3.  The United Republic of Tanzania, represented by the Minister of Finance has received grant funds from the Federal Republic of Germany (BMZ-No.: 2015 68 211 and 2019 67 207), through KfW, and the European Union EDF-11 Regional Indicative Programme (Delegated funds from the European Commission, No. 3020 00 362) towards the implementation of the Project. The National Project Executing Agency is the Mwanza Urban Water and Sanitation Authority (MWAUWASA).

4.  MWAUWASA (the “Employer”) now invites eligible Civil Engineering Construction Firms to submit their Prequalification Applications in order to be considered for execution of the Works.

The anticipated contract scope of works involves:

•    Infill Sewers (22 km conventional and 3.5 km simplified sewers)

•    1600 Household Sewer Connections

•    Rehabilitation of Existing Sewerage Infrastructure (incl. Sewers, Pumping Stations and the

Ilemela Wastewater Treatment Plant)

5.  This procurement application is for one works contract.

6.  The duration of the Works is anticipated to be 18 months (+12 months DNP). The Works are anticipated to commence in the second half of 2024.

7.  It is expected that the Invitation for Bids will be made in May 2024.

8.  Bidding Documents will be prepared in accordance with KfW Standard Bidding Documents for Works, with General Conditions governed by “Multilateral Development Bank Harmonised Edition (2010)” Conditions of Contract for Construction (Pink Book), as under the license agreement between KfW and FIDIC.

9.  Applicants are required to complete the Prequalification Applications and demonstrate that they are qualified to perform the Services by fulfilling the following minimum qualification criteria:

a)   Annual turnover in construction, during the last three years of Euro 6,4 Million or equivalent in a freely convertible currency.

b)  Proven record of successful completion of works of similar size and nature within the East African

Region (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia) in the last 3 years.

c)  Has liquid assets and/or evidence of access to or availability of credit facilities of not less than

Euro 900,000 or equivalent in a freely convertible currency.

d)  Applicants to submit duly filled and signed Pre-Qualification Document with a covering letter on

Company Letterhead, duly signed by the authorized / legal representative of the Company.

10. For purposes of communication during the preparation of Prequalification Application, a Firm / Joint Venture / Association intending to submit Application shall be required to pre-register its intent by an email communication to the Employer through the address indicated: info@mwauwasa.go.tz

11. The Prequalification Documents can be accessed free of charge from the MWAUWASA website https//mwauwasa.go.tz. Bidders are encouraged to download the Prequalification Documents to minimize physical visits to MWAUWASA Head Office.

12. Applications for Prequalification shall be in an envelope clearly marked with the following:

Prequalification Application for: High Priority Investments within Lake Victoria Basin

Integrated Water Resources Management Programme

Mwanza Sewer Connection Upgrade

containing 1 original and 3 copies, in English language, and delivered physically to the address below by 08/04/2024, 10:00 a.m. Tanzanian local time. Electronic submission is not an option.

Mwanza Urban Water and Sanitation Authority (MWAUWASA) Attention: Managing Director

Maji House Balewa Road

P.O.BOX 317, Mwanza

The Prequalification Bids will be opened immediately thereafter at the Conference Room in the presence of interested Bidders who may wish to attend.

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